Petal employment information

IndexPetalMississippiNational
Income per capita$22,465$21,651$29,829
Median household income$53,834$40,528$55,322
Median income owner occupied$64,357$50,403$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,613$24,844$35,192
Median earnings male$32,059$31,665$36,919
Median earnings female$24,228$22,259$26,250
Unemployment rate4.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level9.8%22.3%15.1%
The Petal, MS employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Petal is $22,465, which is 4% higher than than the Mississippi average and 25% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $53,834, which is 33% higher than than the Mississippi average and 3% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Petal is 5%, which is equal to than the national average. The poverty rate in Petal is 10% which is 35% lower than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$35,885$53,834$107,668
City
$27,015$40,528$81,056
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Petal is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Petal is 3% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Petal is equal to the national average.
  • The poverty level in Petal is 35% lower than the national average.

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Petal median earnings by income bracket

Petal employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.1%0.8%
Manufacturing sector19.4%0.7%
Financial & insurance services3.1%5.6%
Wholesale & retail services14.8%15.5%
Public administration4.2%1.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities14.7%2.9%
Education, health & social services14.1%45.6%
Other19.8%23.6%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Arnold Line, MS2,349$51,2507%
West Hattiesburg, MS5,764$40,28727%
Glendale, MS1,917$39,14929%
New Augusta, MS799$38,09531%
Purvis, MS2,447$37,19933%
Petal, MS10,736$53,8343%

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Burr Ridge, IL10,736$126,771129%
Van Wert, OH10,738$41,90024%
Picayune, MS10,732$33,94139%
Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA10,742$92,91168%
Arkadelphia, AR10,728$29,87246%
Petal, MS10,736$53,8343%
Source: The Petal, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).